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Penny Plain (print) by Ronnie Burkett

An end-of-the-world romance told heartbreakingly, horrifyingly and hysterically, as only Burkett can.

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Penny Plain (print)

Humanity is facing extinction, and Penny Plain, elderly and blind, can only sit and wait for the end. After a heartbreaking farewell from her dog, Geoffrey, who leaves to live as a man, Penny faces the inevitable by herself. But she isn’t alone for long as a cast of characters, including a serial killer, a cross-dressing banker, and talking dogs barge into her boarding house in pursuit of last chances and an escape from the hostile world outside. With this steady invasion, Penny bears witness to the funny and chilling consequences as mother earth cleans house and reclaims her ground.

"Masterfully, insightfully and gently told… there is intelligence, creativity, poetry and artistry here of the highest caliber. Burkett is, quite plainly, a Canadian treasure." —The Vancouver Courier

"In Penny Plain, by the brilliant Ronnie Burkett, the slam of emotion these little wooden puppets evoke will surprise you." —The Globe and Mail

The Washington Post: ‘Penny Plain’: A profound, haunting play with marionettes at the Kennedy Center by Celia Wren

Additional Information

Title Penny Plain (print)
ISBN 13 9781770910478
Genre Comedy, LGBTQ Theatre, Puppetry
Contributor(s) Ronnie Burkett
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A

Also available as an ebook.


Agent John Lambert at John Lambert & Associates, (514) 982-6825
Year 2012

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